From the moment that Aaron Hicks was drafted out of high school in Long Beach, California with the 14th pick in the 2008 draft there were expectations. Hicks was supposed to be the next in a great line of modern day All-Star centerfielders that started with Kirby Puckett, and then on to Torii Hunter, who was followed by Denard Span, and briefly by Ben Revere. It took him some time to figure things out as he didnít make his Twins debut until opening day 2013. With the drafting of Byron Buxton
In 2014 the Twins are going to have a tough decision to make at 2nd base when Eddie Rosario is expected to be ready for the Major Leagues. Do you go with the steady hand at second base that is Brian Dozier or do you go for higher upside that is less likely to reach that upside in Eddie Rosario. They both have some positives and negatives to them so there is really not an easy answer to this. It basically comes down to how much you believe in upside because if you are talking upside Rosario is
Miguel Sano has been hailed as the future of the franchise. He has been compared to a young Miguel Cabrera. He has had all of that pressure put on his shoulders and up until now has done an unbelievable job. He came to the Twins in 2009 as a 16 year old kid who signed for 3.15 million, which still to this day is the highest amount of money the Twins have ever given to a International Free Agent. After signing in October of 2009 with the Twins he split the rest of the season between the DSL and
The Twins are doing better than expected in 2013, but after a five game losing streak they find themselves 36-46 and 9 games out of first place. They hung in there for quite a while this year and that is commendable as even though nobody with the Twins was willing to admit it 2013 was always going to be a rebuilding year. The Twins classically overachieved over the first three months and it left Twins fans wondering can this team be last years Baltimore and just shock everyone. After the last
I will have a more in depth top 20 prospect look during the all star break, but I wanted to give you guys the initial top 20 look with a sentence about each prospect. I hope you will give me feedback on what you think of my selections and who you think I may have left out or what you think. You can either leave me a comment here or email me at[email protected].
1 Byron Buxton- top prospect in all of baseball who can do it all and got promotion up to Fort